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Details are available here: [[Oscillator Clock Rate]]
Details are available here: [[Oscillator Clock Rate]]
== Basic Functionality ==
== Getting Started ==
Whne a Tx & Rx module are configured correctly and operational the outputs will be as follows:
Details are available here: [[Getting Started]]
'''IR Beam not broken'''
== Uploading the Firmware ==
* OUT  => Logic LOW (Close to 0V)
Details are available here: [[Uploading the Firmware]]
* OUT2 => Logic HIGH (Close to VCC, via pull-up resistor)
* OC  => Open Collector, shorted to GND via NPN/CE (Driven by OUT2)
* Red LED =>  ON
'''IR Beam broken'''
* OUT  => Logic High(Close to VCC)
* OUT2 => Logic LOW(Close to GND, via NPN/CE)
* OC  => Open Collector, Open & connected to NPN collector, which is 'turned off'
* Red LED =>  OFF
== Range ==
== Customizing the Firmware ==
The effective range of BeamIR can be from 1m to 20m+ depending on the IR Power setting and ambient lighting. However, it is important to note:
Details are available here: [[Customizing the Firmware]]
* The further the range the wider the IR Beam, So it may help to reduce the beam width, by using an opaque pipe for direction.
* Sunshine can interfere with IR transmission. The carrier frequency helps mitigate errors due to sunshine. Pulsing the Tx module at say 600uSecs can help distinguish between valid beam signals and interference.
* If sunshine is a factor, placing the receiver unit on the side pointing away from the Sun, will help.
* Much longer ranges and narrower beams can be achieved by the use Optics/lenses to focus the beam.
== Configurations ==
== Low Power Configuration ==
It is possible to use BeamIR in various configurations
Details are available here: [[Low Power Configuration]]
* 5V or 3V3 mode
* x1, x2, x3 or custom IR Power
== Use with AnalysIR ==
* As a 38kHz IR emitter (Tx Module)
Details are available here: [[Use with AnalysIR]]
* As a general purpose IR receiver (Rc Module). Excellent performance across multiple IR protocols & carrier Frequencies.
* Using Logic Lever or OC output.
* Multiple Rx modules with a single tx module
* Combination of multiple Tx & Rx modules (e.g. virtual fence enclosing an area)
* With optics and/or shielding (Pipes/light barriers) to improve range & performance.
== Getting Support ==
== Getting Support ==

Revision as of 14:40, 8 July 2019

KontroLIR – 100% Arduino compatible IR remote Control, with optional extras

work in progress DO NOT USE AS A REFERENCE YET!!!!

Where To Purchase

KontroLIR is available in our store and can be purchased via Buy KontroLIR.

KontroLIR is available as a complete base unit. In addition, there are several optional add-ons available: Serial USB adapter; I2C EEPROM 16KBytes+; IR receiver & IR Learner pair. There is also a fully loaded version available with all add-ons included.

Data Sheet

The data sheet can be found by clicking here


KontroLIR, can be used in the following:

  • A full customized remote control, using Arduino
  • Clone an existing collection of remotes, exactly how you want it
  • Restrict usage for certain groups: children, seniors, Hotel Guests, public areas, company equipment.
  • Add custom macros, passwords.
  • Comes with example firmware for 5 devices & 225 signals, which can be easily expanded to many more.
  • Combine TV, STB, DVR, Media Center, Lights, Fans, LEDs, Toys, Air Conditioners - all on the same remote.
  • Offer a custom remote as-a-service to 3rd parties.

The possibilities are endless.

KontrolIR Pin Outs

Details are available here: KontrolIR Pin Outs

Oscillator Clock Rate Selection

Details are available here: Oscillator Clock Rate

Getting Started

Details are available here: Getting Started

Uploading the Firmware

Details are available here: Uploading the Firmware

Customizing the Firmware

Details are available here: Customizing the Firmware

Low Power Configuration

Details are available here: Low Power Configuration

Use with AnalysIR

Details are available here: Use with AnalysIR

Getting Support

If you need additional support please open a new issue in our IRforum - under Products:Support Requests.

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